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Somewhat sharp or acid in character: subacid berries; fruit with a subacid flavor.
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(Cookery) (esp of some fruits) moderately acid or sour
subacidity, subˈacidness n
subˈacidly adv
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(sʌbˈæs ɪd)

1. slightly or moderately acid or sour.
2. (of speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp.
sub`a•cid′i•ty (-əˈsɪd ɪ ti) sub•ac′id•ness, n.
sub•ac′id•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.subacid - slightly sour to the taste
sour - having a sharp biting taste
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Summerlee drew him on with his chorus of subacid criticism, while Lord John and I laughed at the contest and the lady, her hand upon his sleeve, controlled the bellowings of the philosopher.
The inhabitants eat the stalks, which are subacid, and tan leather with the roots, and prepare a black dye from them.
The profile is characterized by subacid reaction of soil solution.
These differences indicate that soils (Typical Argiudolls) of Southeastern Buenos Aires province with subacid pH may have a low P retention capacity.
According to old catalogs and horticulture books, the Blake, with flesh that was "fine, firm, crisp, subacid," was widely distributed in Maine in the mid-1800s.
In subacid and alkaline environments, at absence of complexing metals for these cation-exchange resins, usual dissociation with an exchange of cations is typical.
At a lower altitude, in the montane belt, we can find subacid brown soils (typic and dystric Eutrochrepts) and calcareous brown soils (typic and dystric Xerochrepts) partly decarbonated.